The Spiritual life division is an arm of the University Campus Life Division. Its primary function is to promote an enabling Christian/Spiritual environment based on the word of God and faith. An environment which will encourage our staff and students to serve Christ as Lord.
This department is headed by the University Chaplain, Rev. Chinedu Chinweokwu, pastor of Church of God Mission, Grace Centre in Benin City.
Our job is to create the needed spiritual family environment where:
The Spiritual Life Division is the “Spiritual Power house” of the University: it is the Chaplaincy of the university; it houses the
VISION OF SPIRITUAL LIFE DIVISION
“To develop each student to be spiritually sensitive, strong, whole and complete leader who will use his gifts and talents to further the kingdom of God”.
This program also provides opportunity for student with talents and skills to use their gifting in promoting the gospel of Christ.
STUDENT CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM/ PRAISE TEAM
Student Chaplaincy Program is directly under the office of the University Chaplain and also part of the Student Leadership Program, housed under the Campus Life Division. Chaplains are student leaders who are channels for the release of God’s ability over BIU, her staff and students. Visitors to this citadel of learning as well as our immediate community. We inspire to promote an environment where the Love of Jesus will be expressed.
WHO ARE THE STUDENT CHAPLAINS?
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A STUDENT CHAPLAIN
ACTIVITIES PERTAINING TO THE STUDENT CHAPLAIN
There are three major activities that the student chaplain takes part in and are responsible for:
FRIDAY CHAPEL SERVICE
This is an avenue where the entire BIU community (both staff and students) come to fellowship together as a Family of God. The service is divided into two part
Each Service is to last for one hour and the venue is the Peniel Chapel Hall. Attendance for all Student and staff is compulsory. Staff and students attend one of the service based on what faculty or department they are in.
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL (CFI)
Christian Fellowship International (CFI) is the one and only Campus fellowship in Benson Idahosa University. It was birthed by His Grace, Archbishop Benson Idahosa at the University of Benin in year 1990.
As a student of Benson Idahosa University, CFI is a requirement for all. Through this fellowship we groom the love of God in the Life of our Students.
The Spiritual Life Student Director (SLSD Male) is the President of the fellowship while Spiritual Life Student Director (SLSD Female) is the Vice President and we have Head Chaplain who are the Associate Pastors, Praise Team, Chaplains and Unit heads. These offices are referred to as the CEC (Central Executive Committee) and GEC (General Executive Committee) officers of the fellowship.
In CFI we believe everybody has a gift or talent that can be used to preach the gospel. We encourage all students to be part of one or two unit in CFI. Some of our CFI units are:
CFI service holds every Tuesday by 5pm -6:30pm at the University Peniel Chapel. Attendance is compulsory for all students. We host wonderful power packed programs both internally and externally. These programs are spiritually inclined to make your life a huge success. We organize programs that edifies the Spirit, Body and Soul: They include:
This is a vital responsibility of a Chaplain. The Cell system consist of various cell groups; where students gather in small groups of 40-50 persons, teaching and studying Gods word. All Students are mandated to join and attend a cell group because this is one of our BIU culture of grooming Gods love among ourselves. This meetings have no time interference with student’s academics, as it has being properly scheduled.
The various Cell groups and their meeting days are: